USA Today ha fatto due chiacchere con Matt

USA Today ha fatto due chiacchere con Matt.
L’argomento principale è Call Of Duty e il video inserito nel gioco in cui appare la band.
L’unica parte succosa dell’intervista è quella finale, ma noi ve la postiamo per intero comunque!
Finalmente Matt ha confermato la nascita del suo primogenito, qundi possiamo UFFICIALMENTE far gli auguri a lui e Valary.
Avenged Sevenfold answers ‘Call of Duty’ By Mike Snider, USA TODAYShare
Heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold deliver a fun, uplifting ending to the dark themes in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’.
5:24PM EST November 29. 2012 – Heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold may seem like an odd choice to provide an uplifting Easter egg at the end of Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
But the band are Black Ops fans and were game when the developers at Treyarch approached them about creating a postlude for the sequel. Studio head Mark Lamia told them “we want to do something that is just kind of fun and if you guys are down with it we want to animate you guys and have you play the song at the end of the game,” says lead singer M. Shadows.
That led to a meeting with Lamia and the game’s director Dave Anthony. “They said they wanted the song to be uplifting and they wanted it to add some levity to the game,” says singer Matthew Sanders, who uses the stage name M. Shadows).
The single-player story campaign for Black Ops II has “a very dark ending,” he says. “They want you to have a certain feeling inside and they really wanted to have a feeling to uplift people at the end of the game and make you laugh.”
Shadows and the band had less than two weeks to come up with the song and then complete a motion capture session for a virtual performance video. The resulting song, Carry On, he says, “was all about making a song that was up tempo, something that had some cool little chord changes and key changes in there that give the song a little bit of a lift and we made it fast so the characters can rock out.”
Once players finish the single-player campaign, they see the game’s villain Raul Menendez and one of the main characters Sgt. Frank Woods meet an animated version of the band backstage before joining them onstage to perform the song. Eventually, the entire cast of the game dances to the tune. “Carry On was more like these guys coming together at the end and being buddies after they have pretty much killed each others’ families,” Shadows says. “I’m proud of it and I think it’s fun and it’s actually just really cool to be in a Call of Duty game.”
Shadows and the band have other connections to Call of Duty and Treyarch. Songs Nightmare and Not Ready to Die appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and in the post-release Escalation downloadable content package, respectively.
And Shadows is a highly skilled multiplayer veteran who’s competed in some pro events. His clan is “competitive but at the same time, I wouldn’t say we are one of the top teams,” he says. “We spend too much time playing Call of Duty. Now that this game is out it’s tough to get back to work, but it’s what I have to do.”
Avenged Sevenfold has a new album in the works, so Shadows is busy writing. “It’s a big record for us. … All I can say is that we are really excited about it and it’s sounding really good to us,” he says. “It’s definitely different like all of our records are all different from each other. That’s fun. We are just exploring our musical boundaries.”
Shadows says that these days “I write about eight hours a day, five days a week and then play games the rest of the night and hang out with my son,” he says. “Fans don’t need to be worried that I am just playing Call of Duty.”
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